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Nia Exercise Shows Benefits for Women with a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

In Natural Healing, Nia, Videos by Debra Reis

Recently, information about our research study supporting the use of Nia exercise for women with a diagnosis of breast cancer has been published in both Oncology Nursing Forum and Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (abstracts at the following links: Effects of Nia Exercise in Women Receiving Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer and A Review of Nia as an Exercise Option for Cancer Survivors.) The …

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Essential oils for Sleep and Stress

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

Plants have played an important role throughout our health history. They were one of our first remedies to treat and prevent conditions.  Traditional healers have long used plants and plant products to treat and prevent conditions. Essential oils, alone or in combination with other complementary modalities, can be part of your health plan. Essential oil quality is very important (see …

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Tips for Quality Sleep

In Natural Healing, Relaxation Therapies, Videos by Debra Reis

When life gets busy, sleep is affected – either we shorten the amount of time we sleep or we get disrupted sleep.  This can cause frustration and further affecting our quality of sleep. Research shows that when we get less than 7 hours of sleep, we are at greater risk for health problems, injury and making mistakes.  Many of us …

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Gentle Movement Therapies Yield Big Results

In Natural Healing, Nia, Videos by Debra Reis

According to some experts, repetitive training is not the best exercise for the body nor the mind. It can lead to entrainment – working the same area or areas of the body perhaps losing agility or flexibility for the whole body. In addition, repetitive training reduces mental stimulation and creativity and may lead to boredom and reduce interest with doing …

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Quench Stress — Quickly!

In Natural Healing, Relaxation Therapies, Videos by Debra Reis

There is a lot of research and support for relaxation therapies and how they can help balance and align our system.  Common modalities such as massage therapy, energy healing and guided imagery are wonderful but take time. So, what do you do when you have only a minute or two? Just Breathe …… This is a modality that I like to use to …

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Inflammation – You have Options for Healing

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

If you have a condition such as muscle/joint aches, skin concerns, allergies, or something more serious – consider that inflammation may be the problem and your liver may need support! There are two types of inflammation. Acute Inflammation – this is a normal immune system response to injury or infection to promote healing. Chronic inflammation – this occurs when the body is under constant stressors …

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Quality of Essential Oils – How to Choose?

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years and may be something you enjoy in your home. However, your aromatherapy may actually be more harmful than helpful! Plants and essential oils have been used in health practices for thousands of years. The word Aromatherapy first appeared in the literature about 1937 by a French chemist, Gattefosse who claimed to effectively …

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What is a Holistic Assessment?

In Natural Healing by Debra Reis

Do you want to learn about healthier practices but not sure where to go? Or perhaps you wish to change a lifestyle pattern but not sure how to get started.  If  you have had these questions or you have an interest in wellness and learning healthier practices, then consider a Holistic Health Assessment. A holistic health assessment is similar yet different than …

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Power of Words and Your Health

In Natural Healing, Relaxation Therapies by Debra Reis

I have been a believer of our words and their correlation to our health and wellness.  Remember this saying,  “be careful for what you pray for, you might get it!”  Hmmm:) There are many books published on this topic including well known authors Larry Dossey, MD (Healing Words) and Wayne Dyer (Power of Intention). There is even research on topics such as the healing power …